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    waterlily taken from Sony A100, kindly comment, thanks.

    photos was taken from S'pore Botanic Garden.

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    Re: waterlily taken from Sony A100, kindly comment, thanks.

    Hi Jolee,

    Nice composition

    May I suggest adding a bit more contrast - a slight hue shift (in Photoshop via a Hue-Saturation_Brightness layer) (I think you've got a slight colour cast on the images) and a slight saturation boost (if needed after the hue shift).

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    Re: waterlily taken from Sony A100, kindly comment, thanks.

    The compositions are great and I really like the reflection of the one flower in the 2nd photo. I agree with try to play with the hue a bit.

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    Re: waterlily taken from Sony A100, kindly comment, thanks.

    thanks to both of your comments, will try that soon.

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    Re: waterlily taken from Sony A100, kindly comment, thanks.

    The second one is very nice, lovely angle, reflection etc... The first maybe wouldnt suffer from either a softening of the background or some focus stacking, it looks right in the middle to me.

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    Re: waterlily taken from Sony A100, kindly comment, thanks.

    Hi Jolee,

    I like the two + one reflection in No.2 best too

    Sorry, I couldn't resist, any good?
    waterlily taken from Sony A100, kindly comment, thanks.

    What I did;
    USM for Local Contrast Enhance: 25%, 50 radius, 0 threshold.
    USM to sharpen: 200%, 0.4 radius and 10 threshold (latter so huge only because this is jpg)
    Levels: dragged white to 240

    Now I have posted it I can see a few other things I'd have done if mine;
    - tone down sheen on a couple of leaves that are brightest, and
    - clone out reflections of tips of petals from right hand bloom in foreground.

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    Re: waterlily taken from Sony A100, kindly comment, thanks.

    Hi Dave,

    Thank you so much for editing the picture, it looks so much better, least not dull as mine.

    I never know how to read histogram or adjusting Hue etc.. after gone through the tutorial here, i have learnt some, thank you... here my latest picture.. and hope you all like it.

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    Re: waterlily taken from Sony A100, kindly comment, thanks.

    Hi all


    any comment?....

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    Re: waterlily taken from Sony A100, kindly comment, thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by jolee6 View Post
    Hi Dave,

    Thank you so much for editing the picture, it looks so much better, least not dull as mine.

    I never know how to read histogram or adjusting Hue etc.. after gone through the tutorial here, i have learnt some, thank you... here my latest picture.. and hope you all like it.
    Hi Jolee,

    No worries, glad to help.

    The latest certainly looks better in respect of processing, you've obviously learnt

    If I have one criticism; it would be the framing/cropping. The central placement might work if that other bloom hadn't been there on the left. As it is, moving the whole field of view further to the left, so the main bloom is about 2/3 from left to right, would have been better in my opinion.

    Hope that helps,

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